“I’ve from very early on held the view that we’ve always been prosthetic bodies. Ever since we evolved from hominids… we’ve constructed artifacts, amplifications of the body. It’s part of what we are as a human species”
Stelarc is a performance artist who has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. He has made three films of the inside of his body. Between 1976-1988 he completed 25 body suspension performances with hooks into the skin. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems, the Internet and biotechnology to explore alternate, intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body.